Headed by Tax Attorney, Clifford V. Aaron, Signature Tax provides an outlet for the individual taxpayer and corporations under the heavy burden of tax debt offering a broad range of services to help taxpayers find relief.
- Tax attorney
- Free consultation
Tax Attorney Clifford V. Aaron boasts an impressive academic pedigree beginning with his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law including an LL.M (Master of Law) Taxation degree. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and has done course work at the London School of Economics which compliments Signature Tax’s staff line-up quite nicely.
A free no-obligation, free consultation is available to assess each financial situation thoroughly and to determine the best plan of action for each case. They communicate they are able to take on the toughest and most complex cases.
Signature Tax offers a 30 day refund policy allowing clients ample time to determine whether or not their services are going to be suitable for their unique situation. This is one aspect not seen often in the tax relief industry. Many corporations offer a few day guarantee or none at all. In some instances we have seen companies offer a partial refund after a few days; we appreciate this solid 30-day money back guarantee.
- Lack of accreditations
- Pricing information
- Broken links
Lack of Accreditations
While the company is headed by a tax attorney holding certification with the ABA, Signature Tax lacks other professional memberships and associations such as those with the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant, to name a couple out of many. Consumers tend to feel more at ease when a company holds professional accreditations, as it’s a way of telling their customers they go above and beyond to protect them.
Like many tax relief companies, clear price can only be obtained after a thorough evaluation of the financial burden is assessed. We understand this is industry standard; however, several other competing companies do well to inform potential clients of a ballpark range. Some sort of fee-structure would help consumers determine if their burden is worth the cost without having to spend a lot of time on the phone discussing it, or potentially getting wrapped into a sales pitch.
Many companies have resources and tools for consumers and clients, and we were please to know this company had an actual book concerning all things tax related. Signature Tax Guide to Tax Relief: Guaranteed Solutions to Your Toughest Tax Problems was written by Attorney Clifford Aaron and other professionals; however, we discovered links to purchase the book were broken and when speaking with representatives about purchasing the work, they had no knowledge of it.
Varies per case. An evaluation of the taxpayer’s debt and other mitigating factors, including current assets and projected ability to pay, must be made before Signature is able to offer a quote for cost of services. They do not charge “exploratory fees.” They guarantee that the initially quoted fee is all that will be charged in the case. There is no “up-selling” as in the case of companies using a phased pricing model. We were not able to obtain an answer to hypothetical scenarios we proposed.
Minimum Tax Debt Accepted
Time In Business
They were started in 2005.
Types of Services Available
They address a full range of tax problems as follows:
- Offer In Compromise
- Installment Agreement
- Currently Not Collectible
- Wage Garnishment Release
- Bank Levy Release
- Revenue Officer Assistance
- Payroll Tax Representation
- Payroll Tax Review
- Innocent Spouse Relief
- Filing Delinquent Tax Returns.
A product clients may not find with many other tax resolution companies is “Full Pay Service.” Signature tax provides all the necessary assistance required to fully pay outstanding IRS tax debt by conducting a discovery to obtain accurate information regarding tax status with the IRS. They find the current payoff amount and a detailed breakdown of each of the years owing.
CPA on Staff
Tax Attorney on Staff
Signature is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA). Tax Attorney Clifford Aaron is head and owner of Signature. His staff includes IRS Enrolled Agents and CPAs, as well as other tax professionals.
Enrolled Agent on Staff
Signature advertises a 100 percent free evaluation for potential clients.
Signature Tax offers clients a 30 day money back guarantee. If within 30 days of becoming a client, the taxpayer is unhappy with the service, monies paid up to that time will be refunded with no questions asked.
Attorneys fees are due when an attorney sets to work after an assessment has been performed. There are no set-up fees, or fees charged to open a case.
201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
15303 Ventura Boulevard, 9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
611 E 75th St.
Chicago, IL 60619-2220
Dependent on location. In San Francisco, business hours for tax professionals are 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. The website states current clients can connect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via Live Chat or through a phone operator. However, these were simply message-taking centers, and no help was available for first-time callers during after hours, or on the weekend. Office hours for the San Francisco location are 6 am to 6 pm on weekdays.
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